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PTAB expanded panel reverses field on issue joinder

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2015

At the outset of this year, I explained how Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp (IPR2014-00508) was one of five Patent Trial & Appeal Board

PTAB balances gamesmanship interests for issue joinder

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 23 2015

As discussed previously, in Target Corp. v. Destination Maternity Corp (IPR2014-00508) a divided PTAB panel permitted issue joinder. While the

The PTAB as a hedge fund tool?

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2015

Over a year ago, I explained how "PTAB Trolls" were attempting to manipulate the new administrative trial system of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board

Product manuals vs. products: breadth of IPR estoppel

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2015

The petitioner estoppel provision of Inter Partes Review (IPR), 35 U.S.C. 315(e)(2), precludes a petitioner from asserting invalidity in a

PTAB sanctions patentee for provocative filings

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2014

37 C.F.R. 42.12 provides that the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) the power to sanction parties. The Board has been reluctant to officially

2014 PTAB decisions that changed post-grant trial practice

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 2 2015

Since the start of the administrative patent trials of the America Invents Act (AIA) on September 16, 2012, much has changed at the Patent Trial &

Further patent reform.....don't believe the hype

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2015

This time last year, further patent reform efforts had steamrolled their way through the House. While the House passed the Goodlatte Bill with

Proposed amended complaint not served under IPR statute 315(b)

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2015

Petitioners seeking Inter Partes Review (IPR) must be mindful of the statutory bar of 35 U.S.C. 315(b). This provision precludes IPR on any patent

CAFC endorses use of BRI in AIA trial proceedings

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2015

Today, in In Re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided that the broadest reasonable

USPTO post grant rule proposals to force piecemeal practice?

  • OBLON
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2012

The page limit restrictions proposed by the USPTO for the new post grant proceedings of the America Invents Act (AIA) are quite severe